Souvenirs Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Akiu Craft Park
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto Uehara 54
    Akiu Craft Park consists of nine craft “households” that live in the village while continuously applying themselves to their craft and producing authentic wares. Those with reservations can experience koma (top for spinning play) decoration, kokeshi wooden doll decoration, chopstick lacquering, handkerchief indigo dyeing, and jigsaw woodworking. There are also seasonal events that visitors can enjoy while walking through the site. It’s about 15 minutes by car from the Sendai Minami Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    This is a lovely place to do crafts or to purchase crafts. The one downside is that it is hard to get here by public transit. Worth a stop if you are coming to the area!

  • Yajiro Kokeshi-mura
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Fukuoka
    Visitors to this facility can learn about Yajirokokeshi, a doll which features a large head drawn like wearing a beret, and a vividly colored, striped torso. The museum has an exhibition about the history of kokeshi dolls with old, reminiscent photographs on the first floor, and a painting experience class and exhibits that are for sale on the second floor. Yajiroarea, which is said to be one of the birthplaces of kokeshi dolls, is a small village of Kijishi (woodturner) masters located in a space between valleys. From fall to winter, trees on the mountain were felled to make kokeshi dolls, which, as souvenirs sold to visitors to the hot springs, became well-known alongside the history of the area's hot springs. In addition to workshop tours and painting experience classes, kokeshi dolls that are no longer needed, or can no longer be appreciated, are memorialized here.

    中庭にはこけし職人さん達の工房があり、作成中のこけしを見学することができます、プロフェッショナルです。地域によって様々な形、模様、表情があって感心しました、ここは弥治郎こけしでカラフル且つカタチに特徴があると感じました。 次は絵付けを体験してみたいと思います。

  • Aoba Castle Honmaru Kaikan
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Tower Dai Aoba Joshi
  • Sugai Shoten
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    Miyagi Katta-gun Zao Machi Togattaonsenkotobukicho 1
  • Shinchi Kokeshi no Sato Ushizoan
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    Miyagi Katta-gun Zao Machi Togatta Onsen Shinchi 43
    This kokeshi doll workshop is located in Shinchi, Togattaonsen, Zao Town, Katta County. It exhibits and sells a variety of wooden toys including more than 1,000 kokeshi dolls representing 11 styles from across the Tohoku region. Visitors can also try painting a kokeshi doll (reservation required).
  • Matsushima Yukitakeya
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    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Matsushima Chonai 109
    This souvenir shop is located on National Route 45 in Matsushima Chonai, Matsushima Town, Miyagi County. It sells a variety of products including local specialties from Miyagi and the rest of the Tohoku region as well as Matsushima-themed Japanese-style sundries. The senbei rice crackers grilled by hand at the front of the shop have become one of its specialties. It is possible to buy them fresh off the grill or bagged.
  • Hiraga Kokeshi Shop
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Sakunami Motoki 13
    This kokeshi doll shop is located in Motoki, Sakunami, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. The shop makes and sells Sakunami kokeshi dolls, which have a history dating back around 150 years. This simple yet lovely style of kokeshi is notable for unusually slender bodies decorated with a chrysanthemum pattern as well as wide bases that prevents the dolls from falling over.
  • Souvenir no Narumi
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Narukonsen Washinosu 87-2
    A souvenir shop in NarukoOnsenWashinosu, Osaki City. They sell well known confections from the area including the OguriNaruman, smooth red bean paste and a large chestnut wrapped in pastry made with brown sugar, and the Kuromaru, a steamed bun made with steamed charcoal in the dough, as well as famous local specialties, local sake, and handicrafts.
  • "S-PAL Sendai Main Building B1F ""EKICHIKA"" Souvenir street"
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 1-1-1
    A collection of shops offering souvenirs on floor B1 of the S-PAL Sendai mall standing to the southwest of Sendai Station. In addition to sasakama fish cakes, beef tongue, and other Sendai souvenirs, here you’ll find an abundant lineup of crafts, knickknacks, and other souvenirs from the six prefectures of the Tohoku region. S-PAL is connected directly to the station, making it a convenient destination for quickly picking out popular souvenirs even when you have little time. Several shops here sell sasakama, giving shoppers the chance to compare prices and choose their favorites.
  • Atelier Hanahana
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    Miyagi Pref. Kattagunzaoumachi Togattaonsenasahichou 22
    A combined ceramic atelier and retail store located in Togattaonsen Asahicho of Zao Town. They offer the opportunity to paint some pottery—you can choose which piece you would like to paint from a variety of types, including tea cups, plates, cups, and sake cups. They also hold pottery classes.
  • KANEIRI Museum Shop6
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    2-1 Kasuga-cho, Aoba-ku, Miyagi Prefecture Sendai Media Take 1F
    A museum shop situated on the first floor of Sendai Mediatheque, a multi-purpose complex facility located on Jozenji-dori Street in Kasuga Town, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. The shop stocks pieces of work from craftsmen and creators of traditional crafts from the six prefectures in the Tohoku region, as well as books on art and design, and other miscellaneous items.
  • Ganguan Kokeshiya
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto Uehara 54-20
    Ganguan Kokeshiya is a kokeshi (wooden doll) workshop located inside the Akiu Craft Park near Yumoto Park, Yumoto, Yumotouehara, Akiu Town, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. There are traditionally made kokeshi dolls and originally created dolls on display and for sale. As well as seeing how the dolls are made, visitors can also spend about 30 to 60 minutes having a go at painting the dolls, when booking at least one day in advance.
  • Toyama Kanko Bussan Center – Toyama-no-Sato
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    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Toyomamachiteraike Sakurakouji 2
    A multi-purpose complex facility opened as a base for sightseeing as part of the Meiji Village Museum of Miyagi. There is a shop which sells local Tome delicacies such as hatto and aburafu, local specialty goods, products and souvenirs, and a restaurant that serves local cuisine, noodles, and set meals.
  • Handicraft shop tei-ne
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Asahigaoka 4-12-21
    “Handicraft store tei-ne” sells lifestyle items, such as hand-made items and artist made pots carefully created by skilled craftsmen as well as holding various events. There are many enjoyable events such as meetings for clothes orders, exhibitions of newly designed umbrellas, and palm reading workshops. The atmosphere of being surrounded by heartwarming handmade goods is uplifting. It is a five minute walk from Kuromatsu Station on the Namboku subway line.
  • narumiyashishouji tanabatakikakushitsu
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 3-1-166F
  • Kogensya
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 1-4-10
    A crafts shop carrying select handmade goods from across Japan and around the world located at the intersection of Itsutsubashi-dori Avenue and Kokubun-cho-dori Avenue. The original owner, a former classmate of renowned poet Kenji Miyazawa, chose the shop's name based a colophon at the end of Miyazawa's A Well-Ordered Restaurant. The shop's wide-ranging selection of standards includes pottery, lacquerware, and folk toys. Particularly recommended are the Muni Carpets, which are warm in winter and cool in summer and can be used year round; and the shop's signature coffee bean holders made with the secondary bark of Japanese bird cherries. Many of the shop's products are meant for long years of use and will only grow more attractive with age. The shop also holds special product exhibitions several times a year.
  • Yakurai Garden
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    Miyagi Kami-gun Kamimachi Ajigafukuro
  • Matsushima Tourist Information Center
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Matsushima Fugendo 13-1

    お土産やさんとしての利用をしました。床面積が広い=かなり多くの種類のお土産物の取り扱いがあります。いろいろなお店で「買おうと思って悩んでやめたけどやっぱりほしい」と思ったものがまた置いてあるはず!とくに食べ物系のお土産の種類は圧巻でした。

  • Date no Beef Tongue Honpo Higashi Interchange
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Wakabayashi-ku Rokucho-no-me Kitamachi 14-85

    仙台名物の牛たん! その中でも定番のお店です。 食べたのは牛たん定食 柔らかくて食感が良い! お肉の旨みがギュッと詰まっていて ご飯がパクパク進んでしまいます! ごちそうさまでした♪

  • Narumi Tourist Store
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Narukonsen Washinosu 87-2

    店内の座席で名物「大栗だんご」をいただきました。甘じょっぱい餡にどっぷりと浸かった餅のなかに大粒の栗が丸ごと入っています。素朴で甘くて美味でした。まんじゅうや漬物のほか、地酒やツマミも販売しています。

Miyagi Areas

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Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.

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